Eat & Drink
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    The Golden Dish

    A new headliner: Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, Portland

    Until mixologist Andrew Volk and his Portland Hunt and Alpine Club open its doors sometime in June, I won’t fully understand the concept of this intriguing venture. Yes indeed it’s going to be a high-brow cocktail lounge. But there’s also a private-club factor. That’s the confusing part. Read on

    Posted: April 22, 2013
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    An engaging East Ender, Portland

    Consider the vitals of a restaurant flanked by upstarts and established competitors who’ve surged ahead leaving an otherwise fine eating establishment to fend for its underrated self. Read on

    Posted: April 19, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Springtime for lamb

    For lamb lovers, spring lamb is highly prized, the meat so tender and sweet. In Maine it's easy to get locally raised, pastured lamb from area farms. Many of the vendors at farmers’ markets offer lamb, though at this time of year it’s generally frozen. Read on

    Posted: April 17, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Dribbles and bits and other hits and misses

    Today’s hits are sometimes tomorrow’s misfires. Consider a recent dinner I had recently at a highly touted Portland hot spot. Read on

    Posted: April 15, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Bravo, Enio's!

    Enio’s is not another high-minded eateriy dishing up the latest fetishistic calling cards of tasting menus or locavore largesse. Instead, we have the real deal. Husband and wife team, Chef Laura and husband, Robert Butler, for years set the standard in Portland for rustic Northern Italian fare. They held sway at Rachel’s Grill in the Old Port and then at Rachel’s L’ Osteria in Rosemont. Read on

    Posted: April 12, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    To brine or not to brine

    Brining has become a big deal in culinary circles. No chef worth his salt would think of not brining. Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    A likable Little Tap House, Portland

    The Little Tap House, the successor to the long-standing Katahdin and a short-lived Plush, pays homage to an era when neighborhood taverns courted the pleasure seekers of good food and drink. Read on

    Posted: April 5, 2013
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    Food news

    Be a brewer: Sebago’s Brewing for a Cause

    Sebago Brewing Company has announced the 4th annual Brewing For A Cause, slated for April 20. Limited to only 20 guest brewers will be invited into the brewery to work alongside Sebago brewers Jon and Kevin. Attendees will participate in the brewing process, sample beers, swap recipes, and take home a case of bombers. Read on

    Posted: April 5, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Recipe: Buittermilk custard pie

    Call it the last gasp of winter baking before all of our local berries and fruits appear in summer pies. But custard pies remain a good baking staple, an easy dessert that can be made fairly quickly. My favorite is buttermilk custard pie Read on

    Posted: April 3, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    In store at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's

    In comparing the Portland branches of Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods, is it about two stores vying for the same shopper? Or does it come down to basic apples to oranges assessment? Read on

    Posted: April 1, 2013